Following the release of an enterprise-focused preview of Windows 10 earlier this winter, Microsoft will further takes the wraps off of its next operating system on January 21 of next year. The company has repeatedly claimed that what is has released of Windows 10 far has been a small fraction of its larger size. This event, which won’t release the final preview, as I understand the company’s release schedule, will contain a consumer-friendly set of features.
Microsoft is readying to pull back the curtain even further on its next version of the Windows operating system. The Redmond, Wash., software titan plans to hold a second event on January 21 to talk about Windows 10. The event, titled “Windows 10: The next chapter,” is expected to focus more on the consumer experience, according to a person familiar with the company’s plans. The unveiling of Windows 10 in September was focused more on business applications and experiences. Windows 10 represents a potential spark for Microsoft after the tepid reaction garnered by Windows 8, which was the first to introduce the Live Tile system that deviated from the traditional desktop experience. While a bold move by the company, it alienated people who were used to the classic Windows user interface. The new OS is expected to bring back some familiar elements while still pushing the software into new ground.